Al Rushton of the Ice Devils reaches from behind in an effort to slow the charge of the Port Hardy Bulls' Chad Mackenzie during Commercial Hockey League play Friday in Port Hardy.

Late goal lifts Devils to win

Port McNeill skaters sweep Bulls, Islanders in Men's Commercial Hockey League play

Gazette staff

PORT McNEILL — Ryan Rushton converted a power-play shot from the point with 1:34 left to play Sunday, lifting the Port McNeill Ice Devils to a 5-4 win over the Neucel Islanders in Men’s Commercial Hockey League play at Chilton Regional Arena.

The win capped a weekend of close games punctuated by one blowout as the league entered its final month of competition.

Devils 5, Islanders 4

Al Rushton, Shae Peterson, Bill Rushton and Chris Dutcyvich also scored for the Devils (9-7-2), who frittered away a 4-0 lead before rallying with the game-winner. Bob Wells got the win in goal.

Rory Bondue and Jason Holmes scored for the Islanders. Full scoring info was not available.

Bulls 3, Warriors 3

In Port Hardy Sunday, Shelby Cockell buried a hotly contested penalty shot with 5:04 to play, lifting the league-leading Warriors (10-6-4) into the tie.

Arlo Kueber and Trygg Carlson also found the net for the Warriors, who were backstopped by Jason Saunders. Scott Williams, Chad Mackenzie and Curtis Martyn scored for the Bulls (9-8-2), who had Tyler Fuller in net.

The game featured three ties and two lead changes.

Devils 11, Bulls 2

In Port Hardy Friday, Ryan Rushton and John Murgatroyd each contributed hat tricks in the one-sided contest and Ryan Clark and Mike Chabot added two goals each.

Wells picked up the win in goal and the Devils scored a Rushton hat trick when Bill Rushton tallied a first-period goal off assists from brother Al and son Ryan.

Shawn Patterson and Brad Zealand scored for the Bulls.

Warriors 4, Islanders 2

No scoring info was available from Friday’s game in Port Alice.

Just Posted

BREAKING: Driver crashes into ditch along Byng Road

Distracted driving causes accident in Port Hardy.

Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign needs volunteers in Port Hardy

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign is starting up on Nov. 29… Continue reading

Changes coming to BC Ferries reservations for Vancouver Island routes

Many customers are booking multiple reservations, inflating wait times

UPDATE: Highway reopened late afternoon in wake of collision near Port McNeill

Port McNeill Fire Rescue warns locals about “slippery conditions,” and to take extra precaution.

Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas votes in favour of eliminating overtime pay for confidential secretary

“I think when staff makes a recommendation I have to support staff’s recommendation.”

Six students arrested, charged in sex assault probe at Toronto all-boys school

The school’s principal, Greg Reeves, described the video of the alleged sexual assault as ‘horrific’

Laine scores 3 as Jets double Canucks 6-3

Injury-riddled Vancouver side drops sixth in a row

Deportation averted for Putin critic who feared return to Russia

Elena Musikhina, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, has been granted a two-year visitor’s permit in Canada

Outreach group ordered to stop feeding homeless on City of Parksville property

City issued Manna Homeless Society cease and desist order after complaints from public

Victim’s girlfriend testifies on first day of 2016 Chemainus murder trial

“I was soaked in blood from the neck down”: witness

B.C. to allow Uber-style ride hailing services to operate in late 2019

Fee will be applied to fund options for disabled people

Auditor general takes aim at Liberals’ fighter-jet plan

Suditor general Michael Ferguson is about to release a new report on Canada’s attempts to buy new fighter jets

B.C. couple converts ambulance into a traveling home

The Revelstoke couple plan on touring B.C. ski hills then driving to Mexico

Cyclist defecates, throws own poop at car following B.C. crash

Man defecates in the street before throwing it at a driver locked in her vehicle

Most Read